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New ‘Domestic Terrorism and Hate Crimes’ Exhibit Opens at Crime Museum

New ‘Domestic Terrorism and Hate Crimes’ Exhibit Opens at Crime Museum

Nearly every week there are news headlines sharing stories that are considered “hate crimes.” Being a fairly new term in the country, many people are not sure what exactly a hate crime is. Now they can learn more about hate crimes, which is a part of domestic terrorism, at a new exhibit at the Crime Museum, located in Washington, D.C. The new exhibit, titled “Attack on America: The Fight Against Terrorism & Hate Crimes,” opened in March and provides people a thorough look at the history of such crimes, including offering them artifacts to view.

“Hate crimes and domestic terrorism are things that all of us see in the news daily, and we all feel the impact; whether we have been a victim, know a victim or have been impacted through legislation,” states Janine Vaccarello, chief operating officer of the Crime Museum.  “Being able to learn more about this type of crime, which happens here on our own soil, is powerful for everyone.”

District Man Sentenced to 24 Years in Prison In 2010 Murder in Northwest

District Man Sentenced to 24 Years in Prison In 2010 Murder in Northwest

 

   WASHINGTON - Marcus Mclean, 26, of Washington, D.C., was sentenced today to 24 years  in prison on a charge of second-degree murder while armed stemming from a stabbing that took place at an apartment in Northwest Washington, U.S. Attorney Ronald C. Machen Jr. announced.

 

Caring for All Animals

Caring for All Animals

Protecting animals and working with our community to prevent cruelty is what our dedicated field services team does day in and day out, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. We believe that every animal matters—regardless of breed, size, age, or any other factor. Recently, one case surrounding one small reptile proved just that.  

In December, our Animal Care & Control Officers were assisting Metropolitan Police Department Officers with a search warrant at the home of Darnell Jones, 34, in Washington, DC, when they came across a snake. The snake was extremely underweight and appeared to be having difficulty shedding her skin which is indicative of significant husbandry and care issues. The subsequent investigation by Humane Law Enforcement Officer Michael Triebwasser revealed that the snake had been underweight for seven months and had never at any point during that time been taken to a veterinarian for proper care.

MPD Awarded Grant from the Department of Justice to Hire Veterans as Police Officers

 

From Gwendolyn Crump: The Metropolitan Police Department will be awarded funds from the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services to hire veterans as police officers, as part of President Obama’s Veterans Job Corps initiative.

“The Metropolitan Police Department is pleased to be the recipient of a COPS Hiring Program award which allows us not only to put five additional officers on the street, but also to support the brave men and women who serve in the military,” said Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier. 

Crime Museum Celebrates Four-Year Anniversary with Guest Festivities

Crime Museum Celebrates Four-Year Anniversary with Guest Festivities

Guest speakers, an exhibit unveiling, and admission deals all top the special events hosted at the Museum

 

To celebrate the four-year anniversary of its opening, the Crime Museum is offering some unique offerings the latter half of May in appreciation to guests for the continued success the museum.

On May 22nd at 11:30AM, museum guests and members of the media are invited to attend the unveiling of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)’s temporary exhibit at the Crime Museum, Crimes Against Marine Mammals. The exhibit will feature artifacts and information related to illegal importation of marine mammal parts, as well as the harassment or killing of marine mammals, This exhibit is part of the 40th anniversary of the Marine Mammal Protection Act, established in 1972 by Congress, to protect all US marine mammals.

District Man Sentenced to 22 Years in Prison For 2009 Slaying of Neighborhood Rival

District Man Sentenced to 22 Years in Prison For 2009 Slaying of Neighborhood Rival

From the United States Attorney’s Office: Nathaniel Grey, 21, of Washington, D.C., was sentenced today to a prison term of 22 years for killing a neighborhood rival in May 2009 in an attack that took place in Northwest Washington, U.S. Attorney Ronald C. Machen Jr. announced today.